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Robert Jeffress Accuses Dallas Mayor of Religious 'Hostility' for Vilifying 'Christian Nation' Event
Outspoken Pastor Robert Jeffress has shot back at Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, accusing him of being "hostile" toward his megachurch by speaking out against a billboard advertising an upcoming sermon on how "America is a Christian Nation."
Jeffress' First Baptist Dallas has been the center of media attention in the last couple of weeks after the Dallas Morning News published an op-ed that was critical of billboards promoting a June 24 service at First Baptist Dallas that will feature a special message in which Jeffress will outline the historical evidence that America is a Christian nation.
The article, which calls the billboard "divisive," quoted Rawlings as condemning the billboard....
Jim has postulated we are confusing Christianity with Freemasonry. So, Jim please point out the Freemasonry we are missing in the following statements of these founders. Thanks.
"You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are." George Washington
"I . . . [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe [Proverbs 18:10]. Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better." Samuel Adams
"My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ... The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. ..." John Quincy Adams
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations!" Dr. Benjamin Rush
"I verily believe that Christianity is necessary to support a civil society ..." Joseph Story
"I am a Christian. I believe only in the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior." Charles Thompson
Jim; You are liken to Muslims who try to use Dan Baker against Christianity claims of the Bible. All the while he speaks against Islam to.
Jim; You hate truth & the God of the Bible, as your quote promotes blasphemy, what a lie from the pit of Hell, Your Posting; Randall Balmer wrote: Lying is all right as long as it serves a higher purpose
Yes, we know all about that business about nât bearing false witness in the Ten Commandments, but that was a very long time ago. Canât we get beyond that? Truth & truthiness are overrated.
Godâs Character doesnât change, the same yesterday, today & forever!; Pro 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
PS 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth & the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Romans 10:9-13 KJV (9)Â That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10)Â For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (11)Â For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (12)Â For there is NO DIFFERENCE between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. (13)Â For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Hosea 10:12 KJV (12)Â Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Jim; It only takes 1 sin to be known as a Liar, a cheater, etc. & it only takes 1 sin to be worthy of experiencing the justified wrath of God in experiencing His perfect justice. In which what makes sin to be such a horrible situation for one. Is that The Who you are committing sin against is blameless & utterly Holy. As sin is High Treason against God holy Sinless character, as He isnât a Liar, a Cheater, a Blasphemer, a Adulator, a Murder at heart, etc, we could go on & on.
Jim; One day you are going to take in your last breath of air in that has been afforded to you, & your soul is going to be required of you. Itâs clear, you arenât prepared for the day of your day of whenever your appointed day of death is for you. As being Born Again from up above alone isnât left only as a option for one to experience reconciliation with Christ amen!
Needhim, politicians who say they are Christian are either self-deceived or are deceiving
Randall Balmer wrote: â˘Lying is all right as long as it serves a higher purpose
Yes, we know all about that business about not bearing false witness in the Ten Commandments, but that was a very long time ago. Canât we get beyond that? Truth and truthiness are overrated. After all, did it really matter that the âbirtherâ nonsense was hokum? Not at all. It enraged those godless liberals and launched our brother in Christ Donald Trump toward the presidency.
And all those websites fact-checking our president, [ e.g. [URL=https://tinyurl.com/ycuto2nr ]]]https://tinyurl.com/ycuto2nr (In 497 days, President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims)[/URL] ] claiming that he told more than 2,000 lies his first year in office? Big deal. Heâs also pro-life, and heâs trying to root out transgender folks in the military, so cut the guy some slack. Besides, that same website that tracks lying concluded that Barack Obama told 28 lies during his two terms in office. So there. (Democrats are such hypocrites!)
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y9unmq54]]]http://tinyurl.com/y9unmq54 (Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics)[/URL]
Jim with your false Worldview that is apposed to Christ, through His Word, in His people being doers & hearers of His holy word.
You are clearly are spiritually deceived, devoid of the, Holy Spirit, as you are still a natural man, spiritually dead in your trespasses & sin. Held to moral corruption of spiritual bondage, you display on here.
May God be gracious to you, that your Roman Road experience never produced the saving gift of eternal life or of Godly repentance either amen!
Really Jim; former Free Masson testimony; Many Masonic authors, considers Jesus Christ as no greater than Moses, Elijah, Mohammed, or Buddha.
anytime a Christian says something they've got the gaystopo or feminazis screaming at them. reminds me of the scene from wizard of oz, apparently CHristians speaking from scripture is like water that melts the witch.
"Of course as I said before I think only Freemasons and Jews should be in politicsâ Caesar's domain isn't for Christians" good job Jim. that's right.
Sorry about messing up the URL even more so not checking that I had!
Of course as I said before I think only Freemasons and Jews should be in politicsâ Caesar's domain isn't for Christiansđ
Dee wrote: [URL=https://tinyurl.com/yda8jgxh]]]Court Rules Churches Can Continue To Conceal Financial Information[/URL]--- "Most charities are subject to some level of transparency, but not churches. That leaves it up to the members to demand transparency. If you meet resistance from the leadership, maybe you might consider that rather than a sheep who is being fed, you are one that is being shorn."...
..."The strongest voice I have noted for church financial transparency is that of Reverend Frank Benson Jones. In his book Stop The Prosperity Preachers he argues that lack of transparency is one of the things that draws the wrong type of people into ministry. He believes that if the profits were removed, only prophets would remain. "...
--[URL=http://thewartburgwatch.com/2017/02/15/should-members-keep-giving-money-to-a-church-that-refuses-to-disclose-the-pastors-salary/]]]http://tinyurl.com/yb8gtr9b (Should Members Keep Giving Money to a Church That Refuses to Disclose the Pastorâs Salary?)[/URL]---Noâ
Needhim you should know my opinion by now on these several topics: It was good to find an article that made some of the points that I have made before, such as uncontrolled church leaders in IFB's. [URL=https://tinyurl.com/ybpsgcbc]]]https://tinyurl.com/ybpsgcbc (A Match Made in Heaven)[/URL]. I have so many times pointed out I have no use for dominionism, [URL=https://tinyurl.com/yd2k9jdj]]]https://tinyurl.com/yd2k9jdj (Dominionism -- A Summary)[/URL] I agree with Jeffress on quite a few topics. Apparently he doesn't agree with himself when he thinks only Christians should be elected. Donald Trump is probably one of the least Christians that has ever held the office of presidentâđ
And while I agree with many of Jeffress' views, apparently he does keep his income secret which I don't agree with.
[URL=https://tinyurl.com/http://tinyurl.com/yb8gtr9b]]]https://tinyurl.com/http://tinyurl.com/yb8gtr9b (Should Members Keep Giving Money to a Church That Refuses to Disclose the Pastorâs Salary?)[/URL]---Noâ Jeffress seems to have confusion in several areas about the following verse!
Mark 12:17 Jesus answered them, âRender to Caesar the things that are Caesarâs, and to God the things that are Godâs.â They marveled greatly at him.
Jim; Spurgeon; Morality can keep you out of Jail but only the Blood of Christ Alone will keep one out of Hell Only.
Doesnât detract away that one is in dier need of having their spiritual heart of stone away. As that isnât a mere option for one ever. Only in Christ Alone can that ever take place for one. As being Born Again from Up Above Alone, isnât possible through any political persuasions, or any other.
Than No King but Christ Alone, for a false Worldview can produce saving reconciliation into ones life. Donât perish in Your active rebellion against Christ amen.
Jhn 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, nât of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
I for one am happy that the the country is a Masonic Republic. The founding fathers noticed all too often not only in Europe but in the colonies themselves that the mixing government and religion was an evil idea. It was bad for both.
Al Dagar wrote: ... Because most Christians today are unaware of the manner in which Christianity was melded with the esoteric philosophies of theosophy and Jewish Cabalism to produce a hybrid mystery religion known as Freemasonry, they offer quotes from many of our founding fathers as evidence that they were Christians. Indeed, some were even clerics. But just as one of today's most famous clerics, Norman Vincent Peale, was a Freemason (prelate of the Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar of the United States), many of the nation's founding fathers were also Freemasons who used peculiar definitions of Biblical language in asserting their beliefs.
This is not to say that they were not noble men. Freemasons pride themselves in their noble attitudes and adherence to strict moral codes. These are not "evil" men in the classical sense. But they are blinded to the true revelation of God's Word, and their religious philosophy embraces all religions as valid. To be a Freemason, one must believe in a supreme being, but he need not be a Christian....
--[URL=https://tinyurl.com/a643m]]]https://tinyurl.com/a643m (American Masonic History--What Are America's True Roots?)[/URL] Separate church and state --until Christ returns to join them. đ
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Nation was founded shortly after the 2nd great awakening. You can see Christian principles and morals being upheld and practiced by most of our leaders and the population in general. That doesnât mean it should be considered a âChristian â nation but it does mean you cannot overlook the influence of Christianity in its founding and its time of infancy as a nation
I agree brother and you worded your comment very well. Our nation has been used by God to further the gospel probably more than any nation in history. Up until recently, the government has not hindered Christianity in the slightest. Christian moral principles are ingrained in our culture; that is for sure. And even though we now have such abominable behavior by millions, I still thank God that He allowed me to be born in this nation.
Apparently, Trump should replace the so-called pastors who act more like businessmen with businessmen who acted in a more Christian manner
Randall Balmer wrote: If this interpretation is mistaken, if the religious right â or at least its leadership â is not racist, then we might reasonably expect that the leaders of the movement would rush to condemn white supremacists and the equivocal responses of the president, who blamed the violence in Charlottesville on "both sides." Where are these evangelical voices of condemnation?
In a word, nowhere....
... To my knowledge, only one member of the president's 25-person Evangelical Advisory Board, A.R. Bernard of Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center, has stepped down â and that was several days after Trump's equivocation. By way of contrast, several business executives immediately resigned from economic advisory boards in protest against Trump's equivocation.
What does it tell us when businessmen demonstrate a greater moral resolve than ministers?...
-- [URL=https://tinyurl.com/yczpp8ov]]]https://tinyurl.com/yczpp8ov (Under Trump, evangelicals show their true racist colors) [/URL]
Nation was founded shortly after the 2nd great awakening. You can see Christian principles and morals being upheld and practiced by most of our leaders and the population in general. That doesnât mean it should be considered a âChristian â nation but it does mean you cannot overlook the influence of Christianity in its founding and its time of infancy as a nation